American death rate from drugs, alcohol, and mental disorders nearly triples since 1980

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161213113251.htm

A new study examines deaths in 21 cause groups, ranging from chronic illnesses like diabetes and other endocrine diseases, to infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, to accidents, including traffic fatalities. It explores mortality rates and how they have changed in every US county between 1980 and 2014, creating the most comprehensive view to date of how Americans die.

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